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Product Recall Author: Staff Editor Last Updated: Nov 29, 2012 - 7:11:02 AM



Bike Friday Recalls Tikit Folding Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

By Staff Editor
Nov 15, 2012 - 10:38:46 AM



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(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Tikit Folding Bicycles

Units: About 3,800

Manufacturer: Green Gear Cycling Inc., dba Bike Friday, of Eugene, Ore.

Hazard: The tikit bike’s handlebar stem can break and cause the rider to lose control, posing a fall hazard to the consumer.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received six reports of breaking handlebar stems, resulting in two reports of injuries including scrapes, bruises and a head laceration that required stitches.

Description: This recall involves all models of tikit brand folding bicycles. The 16-inch wheel custom bicycles were sold in various colors. The Bike Friday tikit brand decal is affixed to the bike frame.

Sold by: Bike Friday direct and dealers nationwide from January 2007 through September 2012 for between $900 and $5,000.

Manufactured in: U.S.A.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop riding the bicycle and contact Bike Friday to schedule a free repair.

Consumer Contact: Bike Friday; (800) 777-0258, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit www.BikeFriday.com (FAQs) and click on “tikit stem recall” for more information.

Bike Friday Tikit Bicycle

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to: SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing and speech impaired. Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.

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